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Absolute Linux 12.1.05 – Slackware Made Easier

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INSTALLING Slackware is a Linux rite of passage.

It is the computing equivalent of wandering off alone into the bush for a month armed with nothing more than a pointy stick and grim determination. That is to say, it is quite a testing experience that is not to be entered into lightly.

It is also something you only want to have to do once, if at all possible.

My own Slackware experience (v9.0, I think it was) was such a tense affair that, once the KDE desktop loaded, I jumped around the room whooping like I had just killed my first antelope.

So I am pleased to report that Absolute Linux is here to make your Slackware experience much less painful.

Here is what Paul Sherman, a PC engineer who is the driving force behind Absolute Linux, says about his distribution on its website:

Absolute is a customised Slackware distribution:

Assembled to make installation and maintenance of Slackware easier.

It is an easy install (no package selection)

kernel build that is set to accept CPUs down to a Pentium Classic and tuned for desktop performance. You CAN run Absolute on a Pentium 200 with 64MB of RAM (although it would be really slow) - but with a Pentium II or above and at least 128MB of RAM you can expect zippy and stable performance

Accepts packages made for same Slackware Version, so you can use Slackware software repositories.

Noble aims, indeed.




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